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Philip Aduda emerges senate minority leader

The Newly appointed Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda says he is optimistic that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus will form the majority in the Senate with the gale of defection by All Progressives Congress (APC) senators.

While speaking with newsmen in Abuja,  Aduda said that with the number of defections in the National Assembly, the party would ensure that it works towards becoming the majority in the Senate.

He noted that as the new minority leader, definitely there would be challenges but those challenges would be surmounted.

There are a lot of challenges as 2023 approaches; we will manage them. This is the season you have aggrieved members from all sides, various defections by those who are aggrieved and those who got their parties’ tickets.

I can assure you we will ensure we give meaningful leadership to the minority in the Senate,” he said.

On the support Mr Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) is getting from some PDP members, Aduda said he wasn’t perturbed.

“Make no mistake about it, grassroots politics is different from internet politics.

You can have a lot of followership on the internet but when you go to the grassroots it is not so.

The hype is not what it is in the grassroots. It doesn’t matter if Peter Obi is gathering follower-ship because, in politics, we lose some and gain some.”

Reporting by Amaka Ene; Editing by Daniel Adejo